Assistant Professor, Insect Biodiversity

Urbana, Illinois
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Sep 27, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
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Assistant Professor, Insect Biodiversity

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Entomology and the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invite applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor position in insect biodiversity.

The successful candidate will engage in research and teaching in insect biodiversity at levels including phylogenomics, biogeography, and conservation genomics; anthropogenic influences on biodiversity is a priority. Opportunities for campus collaborations are diverse and include scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey with its insect collection of ~7 million specimens.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in entomology, biology, genetics/genomics, conservation biology, or a related discipline. Candidates with a record of commitment to advancing groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, links to 3 representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, a statement of research interests, a DEI statement, and contact information for three professional references. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2021, but they will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

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